Perception and Attention

Memory and Thought

Language and Conceptual Systems

Education in Math, Science, and Technology

Foundations of Cognitive Science

The Neural Theory of Language and Thought

The World Color Survey

Learning Complex Motor Tasks

Perceptual Organization in Vision

Metaphors in Language and Thought

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Cognition

Control of Automated Vehicles

Crosslinguistic Studies of Early Language Development

Understanding Explanatory Coherence

Children's Theories of Mind

Spatial Cognition

Neuropsychological Studies of Mind and Brain

Biologically Motivated Computer Vision

Soft Computing

Cognition and Action


Soft Computing


Professor Zadeh from Computer Science is spearheading research at UCB on "soft computing" under the aegis of BISC (Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing). Soft computing is a consortium of methodologies -- including neurocomputing and various forms of probabilistic reasoning as well as Zadeh's own fuzzy logic -- aimed at exploring synergistic combinations of such methods. Recent advances have shown that "neurofuzzy systems," combining neurocomputing and fuzzy logic, are particularly effective in solving problems in pattern classification, image understanding, and control. Zadeh's project on soft computing includes insights from logic, psychology, linguistics, and neurobiology in addition to those from computer science. It can be applied to many problems in all four context domains: perception, thought, learning, and language.